Pro Bono Help Opportunities

How can I volunteer to do Pro Bono work?

The Arizona Supreme Court encourages attorneys to provide pro bono (free) legal services in order to fulfill their professional obligation to society. Rule 6.1 of the Rules of Professional Conduct give guidance about how to meet this responsibility, including volunteering with legal programs for the poor.

Arizona has legal services programs in every county who coordinate volunteer opportunities for attorneys, paralegals and others. Get involved today and help increase access to justice for low-income individuals and families!

Apache County

Volunteer Lawyers Program
64 E. Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85701-1702
Contact: Amy Glicken
800-234-7252
http://www.vlparizona.org/LawyerSignUpApache.htm

Cochise County

Volunteer Lawyers Program
64 E. Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85701-1702
Contact: Amy Glicken
800-234-7252
http://www.vlparizona.org/LawyerSignUpCochise.htm

Coconino County

DNA - People's Legal Services
222 E. Birch Street
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Contact: Barbara Benevidez
928-774-0653

Gila/Graham/Greenlee Counties

Volunteer Lawyers Program
64 E. Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85701-1702
Contact: Amy Glicken
800-234-7252
http://www.vlparizona.org/LawyerSignUpGila.htm

Maricopa County

Volunteer Lawyers Program of Maricopa County
P.O. Box 21538
Phoenix, AZ 85036-1538
Contact: Pat Gerrich
602-258-3434
http://www.clsaz.org

Arizona Senior Citizens Law Project
1818 S. 16th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034-5314
Contact: Tim Goddard
602-252-6710

Mohave County

Community Legal Services
519 Hall Street, 1st Floor
Kingman, AZ 86401
Contact: Xochilt Nelson
800-234-7252
http://www.clsaz.org

Navajo County

Volunteer Lawyers Program
64 E. Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85701-1702
Contact: Amy Glicken
800-234-7252
http://www.vlparizona.org/LawyerSignUpNavajo.htm

Pima County

Volunteer Lawyers Program
64 E. Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85701-1702
Contact: Michele Mirto
520-623-9465
http://www.vlparizona.org/LawyerSignUpPima.htm

Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights
Project (FIRRP)
P.O. Box 654
Florence, AZ 85232-0654
Contact: Victoria Lopez
520-868-0191
http://www.firrp.org/probono.html

Pinal County

Volunteer Lawyers Program
64 E. Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85701-1702
Contact: Amy Glicken
800-234-7252
http://www.vlparizona.org/LawyerSignUpPinal.htm

Santa Cruz County

Volunteer Lawyers Program
64 E. Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85701-1702
Contact: Amy Glicken
800-234-7252
http://www.vlparizona.org/LawyerSignUpSantaCruz.htm

Yavapai County

Community Legal Services
401 N. Mount Vernon Ave.
Prescott, AZ 86301
Contact: Kerri Vaughn
928-445-9240
http://www.clsaz.org

Yuma/La Paz County

Community Legal Services
51 W. 2nd Street
Yuma, AZ 85364-2250
Contact: Jo Anna Reyes
928-782-7511
http://www.clsaz.org


Practice Under Rules 39 and 40

The Arizona Supreme Court has two special rules that cover certain attorneys who are or have been admitted to practice in another jurisdiction and want to work for a legal services program for the poor in Arizona.

An organization must be approved by the Supreme Court in order for an attorney to be employed with them under one of these rules. An approved legal services organization is a non-profit legal services organization that has as one of its primary purposes the provision of legal assistance to indigents, free of charge, in civil matters. Below is the list of legal services organizations that have been approved by the Arizona Supreme Court. Contact the organizations listed below if you are interested in being employed under these rules.

Emeritus Attorneys Pro Bono Participation Program: Rule 39

An "emeritus attorney" is an individual who is or was admitted to practice law in Arizona or another state and is retired from the active practice of law. An emeritus attorney may provide certain legal assistance under the supervision of a supervising attorney. See Arizona Supreme Court Rule 39 for the complete requirements. For more information, contact Lara Slifko.

Attorneys Admitted on Other State: Rule 40

An attorney is eligible to work under rule 40 if s/he is admitted to practice in another jurisdiction and has been for at least two years. The attorney must be employed full-time be an approved organization. The authorization to practice under this rule expires 24 months from the date of the order issued by the Supreme Court allowing such practice. See Arizona Supreme Court Rule 40 for the complete requirements. For more information, contact Lara Slifko.

Approved Legal Services Organizations under Arizona Supreme Court Rule 39 and Rule 40
Arizona Senior Citizens Law Project
1818 S. 16th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85034
602-252-6710
602-252-6694 Fax
DNA-People's Legal Services
PO Box 306
Window Rock, AZ 86515
928-871-4151
800-789-7287
928-871-5036 Fax
Community Legal Services
PO Box 21538
Phoenix, AZ 85036
602-258-3434
800-852-9075
602-253-1536 Fax
Southern Arizona Legal Aid
64 E. Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85701-1720
520-623-9465
800-234-7252
520-620-0443 Fax

Arizona Capital Representation Project

Volunteers needed to draft petitions of certiorari to the Supreme Court of the united States on behalf of indigent death-sentenced inmates. To volunteer, contact Jennifer Bedier at 520-229-8550.

Asylum Program of Southern Arizona

The Asylum Program of Southern Arizona is a nonprofit, charitable organization that provides legal assistance for immigrants seeking political asylum or similar forms of protection in the United States. Volunteer opportunities include: attorneys, interpreters, librarians, documentation researchers, public policy monitors, secretaries, data entry assistants, web site masters, and special event organizers. To volunteer, call 520-623-4555.

Arizona Community Legal Assistance

The Arizona Community Legal Assistance provides free legal assistance to new and existing charitable community organizations. ACLA recruits lawyers, law firms and corporate legal departments willing to assist community groups with their transactional ( non-litigation) legal needs. To receive information and an attorney volunteer form, call 602-258-3434 in Phoenix, and 520-623-9465 in Tucson.

The HIV/AIDS Law Project

The HIV/AIDS Law project offers free assistance to people with HIV to help them solve the legal issues they face. For more information or to volunteer call 800-852-9075, ext. 282

The Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project

The Florence Project is a nonprofit legal service organization that provides free legal services to men, women and children detained by the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), formerly known as the INS. Although the government assists indigent criminal defendants and civil litigants through public defenders and legal aid attorneys, it does not provide attorneys for people facing deportation charges. As a result, 90 percent of the detained people go unrepresented due to poverty. The Florence Project strives to address this inequity both locally and nationally. To volunteer, call 520-868-0191

The Volunteer Lawyer Program

The Volunteer Lawyers Program (VLP) is a nonprofit agency. The VLP refers low-income residents of Maricopa County to private attorneys who provide pro bono representation or brief counsel in civil matters.